PhD Programmes in collaboration with China Scholarship Council

Attracting excellent Chinese graduates

NEW! The preselection process will be available from December 21st 2017 until February 9th 2018 h. 1.00 p.m. (local time) on the online application system Studenti Online.

In order to get the pre-acceptance letter from UNIBO, Chinese applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Copy of a valid Passport or ID with photo with translation in Italian or English
  • CV and academic background
  • Degrees and translation into English
  • Research project
  • language proficiency certificates

For assistance during the application phase, please contact UNIBO PhD Unit, National and International Agreements Office (email: and China Association College (email:

The University of Bologna and the China Scholarship Council signed a Cooperation Agreement promoting the enrolment of excellent Chinese graduates in Unibo PhD programmes.

In compliance with the provisions set forth in the Cooperation Agreement, the selection is a two-fold process: a pre-selection at UNIBO and a further selection at CSC.

The first step will be carried out exclusively online and is aimed at selecting applicants willing to enrol in a PhD Programme in Bologna.
At a later stage, preselected applicants will then have to apply to CSC call on the CSC website, according to the deadlines mentioned there, for the prospective awarding of a scholarship.